The Champagne region of France is one of the most heavily praised and also restricted wine regions on earth. Located just north of Paris, it produces the worlds’ most famous and celebrated sparkling wines named after the region in which it is grown. As one of the most beautiful areas of France, Champagne is also known as one of the main gastronomic centers. Enjoy the legacy of its glorious past, its rich traditions, and taste some of the most celebrated and festive wines.

You will be pampered in Epernay at the Hotel Royal Champagne – a Relais & Châteaux property. This recently refurbished coach house was one of Napoleon’s favorite stopovers and the perfect base from which to explore the glorious Champagne maisons. Or, you can simply order from the hotel’s wine cellar, which boasts no fewer than 220 exceptional brut and rosé vintages and crus. A perfect place to raise your glass is on the terrace, overlooking vines that extend as far as the eye can see.

Billecart-Salmon is a high quality, medium-sized Champagne house located in Mareuil-sur-Ay, France. Billecart-Salmon is the oldest continuously family-owned Champagne House. The house is now 200 years old having been founded in 1818 shortly after Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon married. It is notable that the house is one of the few that have remained family owned throughout its history. Since its inception, seven generations have succeeded each other in running the house. Motivated by a shared passion for wine, from vine to glass, each member of the family has brought their own personal touch to the house while always maintaining a visionary approach of giving utmost priority to quality and excellence.

Billecart-Salmon was ranked tenth among major Champagne houses by the Revue du vin de France. A magnum of Cuvee Nicolas-Francois Billecart 1959 won first place in judging for the Champagne of the Millenium when judged amongst 150 of the finest 20th century Champagnes. The magnum later sold for $3000.

This lot allows you to enjoy the breadth of quality and style that is represented by the Billecart portfolio. Enjoy! It’s always the right time for bubbly.

Use Reims Champagne as your base to sip and savor from some of the finest maisons in Champagne.

• Three rooms for five nights at Hotel Royal Champagne
• VIP tour and tasting for four at Bruno Paillard
• VIP tour and tasting for four at Billecart-Salmon
• VIP tour and tasting for four at Moët & Chandon
• VIP tour and tasting for four at Pol Roger
• Rental car for six days

Insider’s Notes:
• This trip is for six people
• Please allow 120-days advance notice
• Based upon the availability
• May not be taken during the month of July or August
• Airfare not included
• May not be redeemed for cash
• Trip must be taken by April 30, 2021

Donated by:
Luis Vuitton Moët Hennessy
Pol Roger